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is said to be in the works. according to cnbc, microsft is in talks to invest $1 to $3 billion in dell. joining us via skype, rob enderle of the enderle group. good morning, and do you suspect a deal will happen here? > > i think it is certainly likely. microsoft has a tremendous amount of cash, that they often struggle with figuring out what to do strategically with. the end result is that dell is going to need a lot of cash to take the company private, and so they don't carry a substantial amount of debt. so the more equity cash we can get by investors, the less they have to carry, and the more profitable the resulting company will be. so this could be that one marriage made in heaven where the needs of both companies could be solved together. > can you give us more on exactly how microsoft benefits in the steel? > > well, what they get is a stronger partner in dell; and clearly as a major investor in the company, can have much more to say about what dell is doing and what dell would be building. also, they would have an interest in making sure dell is successful that goes beyond the
announcement while rumors swirl about dell going private. in today's cover story - can't we all just get along? how partisian politics are affecting legislation on capitol hill. the economy according to ben bernanke - what the fed chair has to say about the state of the country's finances. and, how automakers are setting a new pace for competition. plus, traders who are sweet and sour on apple. first business starts now. you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas. good morning. i'm angela miles. it's tuesday, january 15th. in today's first look: as facebook makes its big reveal on its new product today, shares briefly climbed above $32 yesterday. bloomberg news reports dell is in talks to end its trading days and go private. federal regulators order jp morgan chase to improve its risk management after losing billions in trading last year. and american airlines bond holders meet today to weigh in on whether the airline should merge with u.s. airways. ira epstein of the linn group joins us now. always a pleasure to have you on the show. what is going o
a new way to search its site. "that" was the big announcement. a new report says a deal to take dell private could be revealed in a couple of weeks. the price could range between $13.50 and $14 per share. customer service agents at american airlines rejected a union's offer to represent them. the bid fell short by just 150 votes out of nearly 6,000 workers. andrew keene, president of keeneonthemarket.com, joins us now for a closer look at the trading day. good to have you on the show. and andrew, we have to talk about apple. the bigger they are ... > > ... the harder they fall. > and that is what's happening. how far down will this stock go? you know this stock backwards and forwards. > > i have a level here at $443.68, which is a gap level from a decade ago - not really a decade ago, but about a year ago. i have been talking about apple. there are only two ways i trade apple: i am either flat it, which means i am neither long nor short, or i am short it. i actually didn't participate in the move under $500, but i have been usually playing apple to the short side. if you look, every
dell is running into trouble. a lot of people are having issues selling computers. > > absolutely. and i think that is one of the things that has held this stock back. if you look at their inventory over even the last year, it has gone up from maybe 28%, the percent of sales, all the way up to 39% of sales. so that is going to be a big key here. but, with the reduced expectations, that is going to help. so as long as inventory has gone down, or it looks like intel is dealing with their inventory, they are the type of company that can really make inroads into this tablet and smartphone market. so if they show combined, reduced inventory along with some inroads into the growing tablet and smartphone market, then you have got really a nice recipe for growth, and if there is a company out there that can do it, intel is going to be one of them. > we will be watching. thanks matt. > > thank you. d99 that's it for now. coming up on tomorrow's show: it's traders unplugged, with a check on computer stocks that have staying power. thank you for watching today. from all of us at first busine
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